Bac M35 SPEC SHEET
Scientific name: Carnobacterium divergens M35
Commercial name: Bac M35
Use: Food additive for the biopreservation of smoked salmon and trout products. Counters Listeria monocytogenes and replaces chemical additives and salt in food preservation.
Number of years in development: 15
- Eradicates Listeria monocytogenes and inhibits its development on smoked salmon and trout for 21 days at 4 °C.
- Efficacy proven on other food products. Research and development in progress.
- Conserves the nutritional and organoleptic characteristics of the foods
- Thermostable (remains effective even when temperatures vary)
- No impact on the environment
- No equivalent on the market
Organizations involved in the research:
- Merinov: An integrated center for applied research in fishing
- Université Laval
- UQAR: Université du Québec à Rimouski
- Metabiolac: Industrial Research Chair in metabolic activity and the functionality of bioprotective lactic cultures
- Innodal: Biotechnology lab for innovation in food safety
Investment: $600,000 (50% by Fumoir Grizzly and 50% by partners)
Partners (organizations and government)
- MAPAQ: The Quebec ministry of agriculture, fisheries and food
- MESI: The Quebec ministry of economics, science and innovation
- TRANSAQ: A Quebec food processing organization
- CRSNG-RDC: The Natural Sciences Research and Engineering Council
- CRIBIQ: The Quebec consortium for industrial bioprocess research and innovation
- Québec International
- Technological partnership prize, ADRIQ (Association des directeurs de recherche industrielle du Québec).
- Prize for innovation and prize for innovative company, CTAQ (Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec) in the “Technologies and Productivity” category.
Impact of recalls caused by Listeria monocytogenes contamination
- Canada: annual average of 178 cases, 150 hospitalizations and 35 deaths. Total direct and collateral costs: 240 M$ CAN.
- United States: c. 100 deaths per year. Total direct and collateral costs: 1,274 G$ CAN.
- Listeria monocytogenes was the greatest cause of food recalls in Canada last year.
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